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Australia's Afterpay mulls U.S. listing as 'buy now, pay later' takes off

Australia's Afterpay mulls U.S. listing as 'buy now, pay later' takes off

Australian buy-now-pay-later company Afterpay said on Tuesday it is exploring a U.S. listing after more than doubling its third-quarter sales. 
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Revolve launches new global sustainability initiative

Revolve launches new global sustainability initiative

The California-based fashion e-commerce platform announced on Monday that it has launched Revolve for the World, as well as its first fully sustainable owned brand division, Tularosa Green.
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Jordi Balsells of Desigual on the return of the “desire to buy”

Jordi Balsells of Desigual on the return of the “desire to buy”

FashionNetwork.com spoke to Desigual’s Jordi Balsells, channel strategy director, and David Sgreccia, geographies business director, about the group’s plans in Japan, its post-pandemic recovery and future projects.
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Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

Elsa Lanzo takes over as president of the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine

The French men's fashion institution has elected the Rick Owens CEO to the head of its governing board. She succeeds Celine's Séverine Merle, while Maison Margiela CEO Gianfranco Gianangeli has become vice president. 
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India locks down capital to battle virus

India locks down capital to battle virus

India will lock down its capital New Delhi for a week from Monday night to try and control a raging coronavirus outbreak.
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Union files objections to Amazon election results, alleging layoffs were threatened

Union files objections to Amazon election results, alleging layoffs were threatened

A labor group that did not secure enough votes from Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama to form a union has formally objected to the election results and alleged Amazon threatened to lay off staff.
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Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

Lenzing launches Tencel e-shop, first such platform run by a fibre maker

The company called it a milestone and said it helps drive a “paradigm shift toward eco-responsible production and eco-conscious consumption of fashion and home textile items".
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West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

West End bounce-back starts, Saturday gets closer to pre-pandemic norm

​Reopening week seems to have been a good one for retailers in England and Wales, and especially for the hard hit West End of London, even though international tourists are still absent.
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Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

Hugo Boss names Sullivan to key marketing role

​Hugo Boss has named a new marketing and comms chief with the appointment of Miah Sullivan. She joins on May 1 after having previously worked at Luxottica, Furla and St John Knits. 
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Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson cuts store rents by 30% as it continues retailer support

Hammerson is to slash rents for its retail tenants by around 30% as UK stores reopen post-Lockdown 3. UK & Ireland MD Mark Bourgeois said that “typically, we're resetting our rents to more affordable levels”.
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Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

Studio Retail sales soar, ends sale process

​Studio Retail is no longer for sale. The company has received plenty of interest in the business, but said its recent strong trading suggests that it can create greater value for shareholders as a pureplay retailer.
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China's Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure

China's Ant explores ways for Jack Ma to exit as Beijing piles pressure

Ant Group is eyeing options for Jack Ma to divest his stake in the firm and give up control, as meetings with Chinese regulators signaled that the move could help draw a line under Beijing's scrutiny of its business.
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Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

Balenciaga winter 2021 pre-collection: Yearning for global travel

With European populations slowly but surely being vaccinated, designers on the Continent are suddenly expressing a new optimism. Few more so than Demna Gvasalia of Balenciaga in Balenciaga's winter 2021 pre-collection.
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CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

CFDA launches network connecting regional fashion organizations

The Council of Fashion Designers of America has announced the launch of CFDA Connects, a programming network aiming to support regional fashion weeks and organizations across the United States.
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Shopify shares edge up after falling on executive departures

Shopify shares edge up after falling on executive departures

Shopify Inc shares edged higher on Thursday, recovering partially from the previous day's fall, with analysts saying the news of planned senior executive departures may have limited impact.
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L'Oreal shares fall, performance at consumer products arm underwhelm some analysts

L'Oreal shares fall, performance at consumer products arm underwhelm some analysts

Shares in French cosmetics group L'Oreal fell on Friday, as some analysts expressed disappointment at figures from the company's consumer products division,, despite overall strong group results.
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